ETQ upgrades its Cloud-Based QMS extending usability

U.S – ETQ, a Quality Management System (QMS) provider, has announced that it has introduced additional features and capabilities to its recently launched cloud-native QMS, Reliance NXG. Already in use by enterprise and mid-market customers across a wide variety of industry verticals, ETQ has outlined a Reliance NXG roadmap of new features and functionality that will be rolled out through the remainder of 2021 and 2022 as part of its continuous release cycle. The company’s most recent update further extends Reliance NXG’s usability and flexibility. Users gain additional productivity features…

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Win for U.K farmers as Mexico opens doors for British pork import

U.K – British farmers and food producers are set to benefit from access to a valuable new market which boasts high demand for quality pork meat, as Mexico has now officially opened its doors to British pork for the first time This development follows over four years of negotiations and inspections. The Mexican National Department for Health, Safety and Agricultural and Food Quality (SENASICA) inspected numerous premises throughout the UK during a visit which occurred in February 2020, which led to a decision to approve four processing facilities and four…

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Experts urge Kenya to consider new approach in regulating gene-edited crops

KENYA – The director of the East Africa Hub of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), has warned that subjecting Kenya’s gene-edited crops to the same regulations as those developed through genetic modification could needlessly slow their release to farmers and consumers. Gene editing is a group of technologies that gives scientists the ability to make permanent and heritable changes at specific sites in the genome of an organism.  Genome editing can be used to add, remove or alter DNA in the genome. It is cheaper, simpler and more…

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FSSAI directs states to probe violations of milk, dairy labelling norms

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has directed state food safety departments to look into and identify specific instances of violation by ecommerce platforms, claiming their plant-based products as ‘milk’. The new rule could impact new-age brands and direct-to-consumer (D2C) dairy alternatives such as Raw Pressery, Epigamia, Urban Platter and Goodmylk, as well as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) majors such as Sofit (Hershey’s) and Amul. FSSAI ordered the businesses to delist such products from the platform and ensure that no such defaulting products listed…

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FDA to host New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce

U.S – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Federal Register Notice to formally announce a three-day public meeting to discuss the safety of foods sold online and delivered directly to consumers. The FDA New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce: ‘Ensuring the Safety of Foods Ordered Online and Delivered Directly to Consumers’ will take place virtually in October 19-21, 2021. The summit is designed to help the agency improve its understanding of how human and animal foods are sold through Business to Consumer (B2C)…

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